Love Can't Happen
Grand Hotel the musical is based on Grand Hotel the movie. The lives and loves of a group of guests staying the night in a fancy Berlin hotel converge. It's a classic in cinema, and as a show it has some brilliant moments. David Carroll originated the role of the Baron and sang "Love Can't Happen". He died from AIDS-related complications trying to record the soundtrack. In fact, I believe he got sick at the studio and had to leave. One track remains, and wow. The man had a voice!
I didn't pick a specific scene from the show. I just wanted to pull in a nice character study and play with the idea of a rich hotel. I thought that perhaps the young valet could be impossibly in love with his mistress, but mostly I just liked the design. Still struggling with values and the like, here. The dogs are cute and the woman, tho wildly angled, would be fun to sculpt.
Posted by Wilson Swain